8:12am

Thu May 9, 2013
KALW's SPRING CAMPAIGN

Just Seven Days: Give early and keep it short!

When it comes to public radio pledge drives, shorter is better.  That's why the KALW Spring Campaign will last just seven days.  It starts next Thursday -- give early today and help keep it short.

And post your ideas for when shorter is better on KALW's Facebook page or by tweeting them with #keepitshort.  Or drop us a line at kalw@kalw.org.

8:12am

Thu May 9, 2013
KALW's SPRING CAMPAIGN

Thank you for making KALW's Spring Campaign a big success!

When it comes to public radio pledge drives, shorter is better.  That's why KALW's Spring Campaign was just seven-and-a-half days.  And thanks to the amazing community that supports independent, non-commercial media in the Bay Area, we made it to our big goal of $350,000.

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7:52am

Thu May 9, 2013
KALW'S SPRING CAMPAIGN

Shorter is better!

When is shorter better?  On your commute.  When you're in the line for the bathroom.  Or in an awkward hugs.  And public radio pledge drives?  Definitely.

That's why the KALW Spring Campaign will last just seven days.  It starts next Thursday -- give early today and help keep it short.

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7:33am

Thu May 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Boston Bombing Suspect's Body Finally 'Entombed,' Police Say

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 7:54 am

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, as seen in a video taken on April 15 near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
FBI.gov

The body of Boston Marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev "is now entombed," the Worcester, Mass., police department announced Thursday morning.

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7:31am

Thu May 9, 2013
The Two-Way

California's Bay Bridge Hits Trouble Ahead Of Opening Day

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 11:48 am

It's uncertain whether the Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco and Oakland will be ready for its planned grand opening on Labor Day, as engineers work to solve a problem stemming from broken steel rods.
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Project

Faced with lingering safety concerns over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge's new eastern span, California transportation officials say it will take more work — and up to $10 million — to get the bridge ready for its planned grand opening on Labor Day.

They discovered the problem after massive steel bolts were tightened to anchor part of the bridge's seismic safety system. Of the 96 that were tightened, 32 broke.

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7:18am

Thu May 9, 2013
It's All Politics

Five Reasons Vetoes Have Gone Out Of Style

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 11:40 am

President Obama may not like the bills Congress considers, but he has vetoed only two of them.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

President Obama in recent weeks has twice threatened to veto legislation before Congress. Don't hold your breath that it will happen.

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6:50am

Thu May 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Feds Didn't Tell Boston Police About Probe Of Tsarnaev

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 10:29 am

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis.
Michael Reynolds EPA /LANDOV

(We put a new top on this post at 1:25 p.m. ET.)

"The FBI never told the Boston police or the Massachusetts State Police about possible Russian terror connections of the suspected Marathon bombers until three and half days after the attack, law enforcement officials testified today before the House Homeland Security Committee," ABC News writes.

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6:07am

Thu May 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Jobless Claims Stay Near 5-Year Low

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 7:16 am

There were 323,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, down 4,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration says.

Note: As often happens, the previous week's figure is a slight revision from what was reported earlier. Initially, the ETA said there had been 324,000 first-time claims during the week ending April 27. Now, it says there were 327,000 that week.

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5:45am

Thu May 9, 2013
KALW Almanac

Thursday May 9, 2013

1754
  • 129th Day of 2013 / 236 Remaining
  • 43 Days Until The First Day of Summer
  • Sunrise:6:03
  • Sunset:8:08
  • 14 Hours 5 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:5:52am
  • Moon Set:8:08pm
  • Moon’s Phase:Last Quarter
  • The Next Full Moon
  • May 24 @ 9:27pm
  • Full Flower Moon
  • Full Corn Planting Moon
  • Full Milk Moon

In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time.

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5:06am

Thu May 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Cousin Of Boston Suspects Is A 'Prominent Islamist'

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 5:38 am

This image from a surveillance video, taken near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, helped investigators identify Tamerlan Tsarnaev (in black cap) and his brother, Dzhokhar (in white cap), as the main suspects in the bombings.
FBI.gov

Russian investigators have questioned a distant cousin of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev about meetings the two of them had in Dagestan during 2012, Time magazine reports.

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